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Emily Dickinson

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Emily Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American writer. She is best known for her short poems punctuated with dashes. Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, and passed most of her life there as a recluse in the family house. Many of her poems deal with themes of human sorrow, human feelings, death and immortality, which are recurring topics in letters to her friends.

She has lived almost her entire life in Amherst; where she died.

Her poems include "A Bird Came Down the Walk", Success is Counted Sweetest", and "Because I Could Not Stop for Death, The Brain is Wider than The Sky".

She is considered to be one of the most important American poets.


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